Rabeya Jalil

Lahore, Pakistan

Rabeya Jalil is an art educator and visual artist based in Lahore. She did her undergraduate studies in Fine Art from the National College of Arts (NCA), Lahore in 2005 and her Masters in Art and Art Education (Ed.M.) from Columbia University, Teachers College, New York, on a Fulbright Scholarship in 2013.

Her art education practice involves working with school art teachers, children with special needs, and individuals from low-income families and culturally diverse populations. She collaborates with children (through Bachon se Tabdeeli, an art education initiative) to explore their creative expression and suggest curricular intervention through the arts. In the last four years, she has worked with a grant award from the HEC (Higher Education Commission, Pakistan), a US State Grant for Bacho se Tabdeeli, an ITA/ USAID grant for Mapping Migrations, the Prince Claus award of the Netherlands for Bacho se Tabdeeli, the Centre for Culture and Development (CKU) Danish grant for Stories We Tell and on a US (PUAN) grant on a curriculum development project with a special education government school for blind girls.

Jalil has presented at (Art Education and Printmaking) conferences in Lahore, Islamabad, New York, Fort Worth (Texas), San Diego, Chicago and St. Louis (Missouri) and has exhibited her work in Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi, U. A. E., U.S.A, Spain, Portugal and India.

Currently, Jalil is an Assistant Professor at the Beaconhouse National University, School of Visual Arts and Design (BNU-SVAD) in Lahore and the Program Head of the MA Art Education Program at BNU-SVAD. Before this, she was working with the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture in the Department of Fine Art from 2007-2015.